Your work looks really good; better than I recall mine looks.
As that statement suggests, I’m having a little bit of a problem with Princess. When I stopped working on it – just before my vacation last year - I wrapped up the shawl and pattern and put it Somewhere. However, I’m not remembering where Somewhere is. It’s not in the obvious places where I think I would have put it, which means that a complete tearing down of my wool room may be required. Or, if could be in my Hope Chest, which is covered in books because when I disposed of a bookcase last month, the books had to be piled somewhere. I mean, it will turn up. I think. I hope.
Anyway, about ending the row. It took me a while to get used to dealing with those last 70 stitches, but like you - and as Lone noted in the comment to your post – it eventually became kinda automatic. I think that ultimately I just worked along the row til I had about 6 stitches remaining, then looked at it and decided what to do. Or, I consulted the beginning of the row to see what was done there, since the ends are just mirror images. Give that a try.
And after Row 180. Em…not having the pattern in front of me, I’m at disadvantage, but I think you’re talking about what Sharon calls the “sprout” motif? That spot where on 1 side of the shawl it points to the left and on the other side it points to the right? I remember looking at that but I don’t recall I came to any definitive conclusion about how to handle the chart. I think I toyed with the idea of scanning the relevant section of the pattern and then doing a left-right flip of the image using the image editing software on my computer.
And thanks to Lone for the alert about the chart being slightly off. Will make a note to watch out for that when I get to row 180.
Will close. I need to go buy a book case.